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Oung pocho who experiences the intense conflict between loyalty to the traditions of his family's past and attraction to new ideas Richard's struggle to achieve adulthood as a. This was a random find I bought at a used book store and I have to say this wasn t what I expectedThere were some scenes that were fantastic in understanding the oppression of Mexicans who want a better life and other scenes I unfortunately could not relate to mainly because this book was for Chicanos than Chicanas but really a fascinating read The Cursed Hole of the Shinoda Family pocho who experiences the intense conflict between loyalty to the traditions of his family's Tusculan Disputations, I and Scipios Dream past and attraction to new ideas Richard's struggle to achieve adulthood as a. This was a random find I bought at a used book store and I have to say this wasn t what I expectedThere were some scenes that were fantastic in understanding the oppression of Mexicans who want a better life and other scenes I unfortunately could not relate to mainly because this book was for Chicanos than Chicanas but really a fascinating read

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Young man influenced by two worlds reveals both the uniueness of the Mexican American experiences and its common ties with the struggles of all Americans whatever their past.. 25 stars There were parts of it that I really enjoyed and were wonderfully written But there are times I didn t uite understand the point of Richard s story It s written in vignettes You see short episodes of Richard s life as he s growing up but some things don t uite connect with others It s like things just WERE and sad to say I m just not a huge fan of that kind of writing Plus I HATED the way he treated Zelda I wanted to see of his internal conflict as a Mexican American The Line past.. 25 stars There were Your Naughty Playmate 3 - Cuckolding Fantasy parts of it that I really enjoyed and were wonderfully written But there are times I didn t uite understand the Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya point of Richard s story It s written in vignettes You see short episodes of Richard s life as he s growing up but some things don t uite connect with others It s like things just WERE and sad to say I m just not a huge fan of that kind of writing Plus I HATED the way he treated Zelda I wanted to see of his internal conflict as a Mexican American

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Villarreal illuminates here the world of pochos Americans whose parents come to the United States from Mexico Set in Depression era California the novel focuses on Richard a y. WHAT is this book It starts like Bless Me ltima or a Mexican American Last Picture Show a funny serious tale of a smarter than average outsider boy who comes of age in an isolated town in a moment of exceptional national turmoil with lots of talk of people s genitals Then at about the midpoint it abruptly becomes serious tragic like zombie movie a smarter than average teenager wandering lost as his culture town family and friendships disintegrate around him The blurb on the back of the book says it is about the Depression but is that all Pocho seems to me a book about prejudice and oppression More than once the narrator observes that people naturally want to dominate other people that Spanish colonists were low ranking nobodies in Europe but kings in the Americas etc And to this end Villarreal invokes then repudiates a number of oppressive dichotomies His protagonist is a Mexican American named Richard Rubio the English Spanish name is no accident who finds enlightenment by refusing to pigeonhole himself in particular identities He is than Mexican OR American Christian OR pagan literate OR illiterate man OR boy gay OR straight etcAnd yet While Richard transcends society enforced dualities Villarreal continues to depict women in dehumanizing ways Richard s mother Consuelo is nameless for the first half of the book then becomes Americanized and suddenly refuses to clean her house becomes a selfishjealous lover degrades her daughters as lesser than her one son etc Richard lives in a household of many sisters but how many We don t know because their only purpose is to become dead weight when Richard accepts financial responsibility for them The only one who is given a name at least that I remember is Luz who Richard himself terms a whore because she does with a white classmate what Richard himself does with many many women including other people s wives all before he is old enough to be enlisted in the United States ArmyThe book is engaging and certainly though provoking But it is also extremely elusive Can t wait to hear what my classmates have to say about it in class next week for I myself cannot make heads or tails of it I cannot even decide if Villarreal wants me to make heads or tails of it


10 thoughts on “Pocho by José Antonio Villareal

  1. says:

    Rated 35 My first time reading from this author There was a lot that went on in this story with a Mexican family but especially a young boy that sees everything going on through his family but also the people around him A good story

  2. says:

    A serendipitous find one of my very best More than ever I am implicitly trusting my instincts these days when it comes to discovering new books good books What else can possibly explain my finger stopping on this title while browsing the shelves in the used books section of East London's Durning Hall? A book that I had never heard of in a

  3. says:

    WHAT is this book? It starts like Bless Me Última or a Mexican American Last Picture Show a funny serious tale of a smarter than average outsider boy who comes of age in an isolated town in a moment of exceptional national turmoil with lots of talk of people's genitals Then at about the midpoint it abruptly becomes serio

  4. says:

    Pocho was a little journey through American Mexican history But for such a little book too much was packed into it The character stories were disintegrated It started out with Pocho's dad and his lover and then it

  5. says:

    This was a random find I bought at a used book store and I have to say this wasn’t what I expectedThere were some scenes that were fantastic in understanding the oppression of Mexicans who want a better life and other scenes I unfortunately could not relate to mainly because this book was for Chicanos than Chicanas but really a fascinating read💚

  6. says:

    it was a nice book because it was showing what the chicanosmexicans want to do to change how people look at usHe came out the struggle just any other chicano bu at the end we had to show who we were really are

  7. says:

    Note This is a lengthy analysis of Pocho originally written for my college class LynThe 1959 novel Pocho by José Antonio Villarreal is an insightful cultural exposition told primarily from the vantage point of Richard Rubio the coming of age son of immigrant Mexican parents who eventually settle in Santa Clara California after many seasons of migrant farm work Although fiction the story likely mirrors some o

  8. says:

    Idk whether to give this five stars cause it made me laugh so much or 1 star because it’s garbage

  9. says:

    25 stars? There were parts of it that I really enjoyed and were wonderfully written But there are times I didn't uite understand the point of Richard's story It's written in vignettes You see short episodes of Richard's life as he's growing up but some things don't uite connect with others It's like things just WERE and sad to say I'm just not a huge fan of that kind of writing Plus I HATED the way he treated Zelda I wa

  10. says:

    The book “Pocho” by Jose Antonio Villarreal is a well written novel that mainly portrays the hardships a kid of immigrant parents Richard faces on his journey to self discovery Being born an American from a Mexican background created these social expectations he was expected to adhere to This created an internal conflict of tradition vs oneself within Richard as he tried to discover his true identity Growin

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